After years on my radar, a friends recommendation was the tipping point to read Grit. I’m glad he did; it’s a worthwhile read.
Author Angela Duckworth emphasizes that the role natural aptitude plays in success is often overestimated. While grit, which she defines as passion and perseverance for long-term goals, is underestimated.
To put it bluntly, most things aren’t easy. Under careful scrutiny, the stories of those revered by society consistently reveal that every overnight success took about 10 years.
10 years of failures and grit to keep going.
Grit is one of your best competitive advantages.
Nobody wants to show the hours and hours of becoming. They’d rather show the highlight of what they’ve become.
I’m no genius. If you define geniuses as being able to accomplish great things in life without effort.
I am a genius if you define geniuses working toward excellence, ceaselessly with every element of your being. If you’re willing, so are you.
Grit is far from the only or even most important aspect of character. Morality trumps all other aspects of character in importance.
How you see your work, a job, a career, or a calling is more important than your title.
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